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9 Surprisingly Simple Ways To Get People To Respond To Your Email

We get an average of 120 emails every day. Here’s how to make your messages stand out and actually get a response.<p>Emails are so easy to send, but they’re also easy to ignore. With more than 120 messages landing in the average office worker’s inbox each day, making sure yours gets read and gets a …

How Cultivating a Culture of Gratitude Will Boost Your Customer Retention

Here's how to take a relationship from transactional to meaningful in a few simple steps.<p><i>In 2005, Bryan Delaney co-founded Skookum with his college roommate from UNC Charlotte. More than a decade later, Skookum has become a sought after tech partner for custom software solutions and user-experience</i> …

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Why Mindfulness Is The Key To Performing At Your Peak

Living in the moment can feel like an impossible task in today’s world. Social media alerts, emails, and text messages call you away from whatever task we’re attempting to perform.<p>And technology isn’t the only reasons we’re distracted. There’s a tug-of-war going on in our brains. We’re rehashing …

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

United Nations

The secret “anti-languages” you’re not supposed to know

From London to Timbuktu, there is a teeming underworld of rebellious “anti-societies” who speak a mercurial, ever-changing code. Their words are, quite literally, gobbledygook designed to confuse authority.<p>Could you <i>erectify a luxurimole flackoblots</i>? Have you hidden your <i>chocolate cake</i> from <i>Penelope</i>? …